I was talking with a few friends yesterday and we were trying to think of products that our grandfathers would have used regularly that are fading away or are no longer existant today. We came up…Continue
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"Both my grandfathers passed on while I was very young, so I have no memory of them.
My mother and other relatives have shared with me their impressions of them so that I would have something to pass on about them to my kids:
They were both assholes."
"I never knew my grandfather (either of them; they both passed before i was born. From what i have heard of them, i think it a blessing in thin disguise). However, from my paternal grandfather, i was given his shaving brush and tobacco pipe. I…"
"Pocket Watch, handkerchief, pen knife, suspenders, notebook with important phone numbers, addresses, quotes, appointments, etc. He had a hanging calendar that he actually used. He always wore an American Flag pin on whatever suit he wore. He also…"
"Sure Brian. By uncommon (speaking pretty broadly) I mean a watch brand not commonly seen everyday (not just people wearing them but in advertising like you mentioned) in the USA. Luxury watches I would consider common (in the USA) would be…"
"I have watches from Molnija, Slava, Raketa, Poljot and Vostok, some pre-fall and some post-fall.
They're all based on Swiss calibers, the Poljot 3133, for example, being based on the Valjoux 7734, but modified to have a higher beat…"
"Could you define uncommon . I find that most brands target different demographic groups or throw there advertising budget to a particular region or country . When I travel abroad I always pop my head into the local watch store and will always see a…"
"So its about finding our own voice, identity...
Hogwash! Men, though they do not like to admit it, do not seek their own voice or identity. What the seek is affirmation, which is most easily achieved through obeisance to popular opinion, deference…"
"Helping the poor, aiding the minorities and oppressed are all worthy causes and each very biblical, and my issues is not with homosexuality, in my view a sin is a sin, adultery, theft, coveting are all sins and it is certainly not my place to judge…"
"Funny article. I get the point.
But i think for most of us its not about changing the world.
Its just a matter of survival.
I feel that manhood has been destroyed starting with Fred Flintstone, and ending in crap shows like Everybody Loves Raymond.…"
"I'd level a guess that you're single. Or divorced.
That's just not how a good marriage works. Direct route to divorce.
Potential imprisonment is his wife's business. Decisions that affect the direction of the…"